Monday, March 5, 2012

Mythology

Mythology has fascinated me since I was young.  It saddens me to admit, but what kicked off my interest was Disney's movie Hercules.  After it came out, I remember many days where I ignored recess in favor of reading overviews and generalizations from the breadth of the Greco-Roman pagan pantheon.

In the fifteen years since that spark was first kindled, I've grown and developed a deeper appreciation for the mythology of various cultures.  Despite a few common themes, the stories are as varied at the people who originated them.They're captivating, funny, and, at times, disturbing.

My favorite involves Loki tricking a blind man into throwing mistletoe hard enough at his own brother.

Anyone out there have a favorite myth?

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